Can someone explain to me about article marketing? Search engines do not count more than 3 or 4 links from any single domain for SEO purposes. The first link is valuable,the second is useful, the third id so-so, and generally all the rest are not counted. In addition to that, article directories have been devalued to the point of uselessness, with maybe 3 or 4 exceptions. Their links are almost valueless. I know the value of posting good articles for traffic and to boost your online reputation. Since at most for each successful submission you get 3 links of dubious quality, what is the point? I can search in Google for an hour and find 3 or 4 PR4 links, it will be more valuable than thousands of article marketing links. Why bother with all that writing(or buying) articles, spinning, and posting? Before you go there, I know article marketing used to be gravy in a golden bowl, but so was keyword stuffing. I also understand that squiddo, hub pages, and a few others are still valuable, but after two or three links from them you are literally wasting your time. Aren't you spending a ton of time and expending a ton of energy for what is equivalent to a bunch of low authority low pr junk links? I am not trying to pick a fight or mock anyone, I just want your opinion.